Posts Tagged ‘feminism’

Friday link roundup 12/30

From election politics to celebrity deaths and more, 2016 has seemed like a very tense and intense year for many. But there’s more to this past year than that. I’ve gathered some lists and articles from different sources to honor 2016 as a whole.

From Buzzfeed: 17 badass women you probably didn’t hear about in 2016. I found it inspiring to read about these women from around the world, many of whom have persevered in the face of adversity.

The editors at Feministing recap their favorite feminist articles (from the internet outside of Feministing) from this year.

The Year in Reading: Avid readers – who are also prominent poets, artists, filmmakers, diplomats, and more – share the books that accompanied them throughout this year.

More books! From the BBC, their picks for the best books of 2016.

A list of the best (most highly rated) films from 2016, and where to watch them.

From Vox: best underrated albums, 15 songs that showed there was goodness in 2016, and more “best of” lists.

From Medium: 99 reasons why 2016 has been a great year for humanity. I found this article refreshing at a time where it’s sometimes challenging for me to find the bright spots in what’s happening around the world. This list shares progress made in environmental conservation efforts, global health, economics, and more.

On a similar note from via YES! Magazine, 5 Signs of Positive Change in 2016.

A timeline of historical events in 2016.

Words from 2016:  A list of words that defined 20165 Words that explain 2016. Slang words teens loved to use in 2016 and their meanings.


Friday link roundup 12/23

December 21 was the Winter Solstice (or Summer Solstice if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere). Here are 10 sayings about snow in honor of the change in season.

This past week, it snowed for the first time in 37 years in the Sahara Desert.

On how Teen Vogue and other women’s publications have increased their coverage of politics and other issues in recent years.

“We are now seeing the rise of many populist groups across the world that are increasingly aggressive to those who adhere to a minority faith. All of this has deeply disturbing echoes of the dark days of the 1930s.” Charles, Prince of Wales, spoke out against extremist populist groups and religious hatred on the BBC radio.

Looking for something to make as an appetizer over the holidays? Here are 10 cheese appetizers that look delicious.

This year, Christmas and the first day of Hanukkah overlap.

Suggestions for Christmas Eve activities and traditions for families.

Next week: Last Friday link roundup of the year! I’ll be posting lists from 2016: Best of, worst of, etc. If you’d like to submit a list, you can contact me here

Friday link roundup 8/12

A fascinating article about sperm whale culture and dialects.

“Here’s the problem with female protagonists: There aren’t enough of them.” This post explores biases and statistics. Maybe I should go see how many of the books I own have female protagonists.

In Olympic coverage commentary this year (and almost certainly in years past), there have been references to women athletes that put more emphasis and credit on the men in their lives, as well as their other roles, than on their athletic performances.

On the Olympic swimmer on the refugee team who swam other refugees in a boat to safety.

Friday link roundup 3/11

On turning adversity into poetry.

A sweet story of friendship. 

A great article from Everyday Feminism about Neurodiversity.  I’m so glad there’s continuing to be more information and advocacy out there.

The title caught my eye:  How to Dig a Ditch when All You Have Is One Spoon: Finding a Path to Productivity After Falling Apart.  On self-care, healing, and small steps towards moving forward in the midst of mental illness.

Temperatures continue to rise across the globe, reaching troubling milestones.

Why Doctors Care about Happiness:  why it’s important for doctors to ask about their patients’ moods.

Tuesday was International Women’s Day.  Pictures of women protesting around the world.  Older women making statements with their hair and appearance.

Friday link roundup 2/12

This, too belongs, a blog post “for all the times someone has asked you how you are, and you felt pressured to say ‘I am well’ when well wasn’t your whole truth.”  The author also references Sick Woman Theory, an article about political relevance in the midst of chronic illness.

How often have you said or heard the phrase, “I’m busy” lately?  Why this expression may not be the most effective or helpful.

A woman shares her experience with street harassment and then shares other people’s responses to her sharing.

Not your neurotypical romance:   A movie about a woman with Asperger’s dealing with life and romance, Jane Wants a Boyfriend, is coming out in late March.


Lately, I’ve been feeling a little lackluster with my link roundups.  I’m still finding links I’d like to share, though.  If you have any suggestions on how to spice things up, I’d love to hear them.


Friday link roundup 2/5

A woman decided to stop saying sorry so much and describes her experience here.

How a woman’s relationship with her husky helped her leave an abusive relationship.

Why are American Colleges Obsessed with Leadership?  I think this could also be asked of the world beyond colleges.

I Didn’t Ask for Your Opinion on my Psych Meds:  An article in response to people who have suggested that the author try natural treatments in place of medications.

A “Pro Men’s Group” cancels meetups scheduled for this weekend in various cities, citing fear of safety.  This group has received criticism from feminists all over the world.

A school removed their chalkboards with the intention of replacing them…and found chalkboards underneath with writing and illustrations from 1917.

Friday link roundup 12/4

A Nova Scotia company puts out a stationary line of cards for people with mental illness.

A therapist on the potential healing power of fantasy worlds.

How Many Racists Have I Slept With?  An American Muslim man discusses racism and intimacy.

A dance teacher’s take on words, honesty, and shaping healthy dancers.  I think her approach could be used in fields other than dance, too.

It’s about time:  Study suggests that brains aren’t actually “male” or “female.”

There is an annual contest where PhD candidates dance their dissertation topics.